Months ago, back when the pandemic was just beginning, we visited my parents (a few days before states shut down! Remember that?!).
After a full day, one of my kids was struggling. Struggling with attitude and tears and everything just seemed difficult. My mom pulled her into her lap and told her that everything was OK. “We all have limits,” she told my girl. “God is the only one who doesn’t. And it’s important for us to understand that. And,” she added, “things always seem more difficult when you’re tired.”
I’ve thought about that little conversation so often as we have faced the months since and the pandemic swept our country. God has used those words from my mom to my child to remind me of an ever important truth that continues to sustain me.
The God of No Limits
“The God of no limits” is a phrase I’ve repeated to myself often these past six months. I’ve reminded myself of it when I’m folding laundry or when my children all need something different from me and I’m not sure exactly what to give. I’ve reminded myself of it when I read the news or feel the weight of how different things have seemed this year.
And here is the honest truth: I am a woman of limits.
I get weary. I stumble. I run dry.
But the amazing truth is that I don’t have to conjure up the answers. I don’t have to escape reality or constantly remind myself of how self sufficient I am or believe in myself to get through.
I have a Savior. A heavenly Father who has no limits. He never has a bad day or even a bad moment!
Psalm 121 says:
I will lift my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps Israel will not slumber or sleep.
Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber or sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on you right hand.
This world may be tumultuous, but the Christian has a Keeper.
Jesus slept on a boat in the midst of the storm because He knew the world was upheld by His Father.
I can sleep, because I have a God who doesn’t. I can trust because I have a God has ordained every event. I can come to Him empty and He fills me up.
When I acknowledge my limits, I am in good company, for this is how the saints of old gained their strength.
They lifted their eyes to the mountains. To the One who formed the heavens and the earth with a word. Like a weary child they knew just where to turn ~ they lifted their eyes to the God of no limits.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.